Australia revokes Djokovic's visa again

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Australia revoked the visa of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic for the second time in a row, making it impossible for him to stay in the country unvaccinated. The decision was made by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke and the Serb could now be deported from Australia.

"Today I exercised my power… to cancel the visa held by Mr. "Novak Djokovic for health reasons and good condition, on the grounds that it was in the public interest to do so," the minister said in a statement.

This decision also means that the Serb can be barred from obtaining another Australian visa for the next 3 years.

However, the 34-year-old Serb can appeal the decision to the court again.

Djokovic is not respecting the decision of the Australian state that requires all foreign nationals who want to enter the country to be vaccinated, unless they have medical reasons for not doing so. Djokovic is not vaccinated but, according to the Australian state, has not provided any convincing reasons why he did not do so.

Djokovic said that the organizers of the "Australia Open" tournament, which is why he is in Australia, had given him an exception to the vaccination rule after he was infected with COVID in mid-December.